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  • Marvin Richard Edwards

  • Marvin Richard Edwards was born 27 July 1923 to Howard and Louise (Folger) Edwards in Pittsburg, Kansas. Marvin passed away on January 18, 2013 in Branson, Missouri.

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  • Marvin Richard Edwards was born 27 July 1923 to Howard and Louise (Folger) Edwards in Pittsburg, Kansas. Marvin passed away on January 18, 2013 in Branson, Missouri.
    He attended and graduated from Pittsburg High School in 1940 and then attended Kansas State Teachers College (now Pittsburg State University). He was a member of Sigma Tau Fraternity.
    He married M. Louise Pyle January 30, 1943 and they were married one week shy of 67 years before her passing in 2010. Marvin served in WWII with the 8th Air Force Hells Angels Bomb group (Staff Sgt. Tail gunner B17. He completed 51 missions in the Normandy Campaign and was decorated with the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal 3 clusters. In 1949, he started a National Guard Unit in Pittsburg, Kansas. During the Korean Conflict (1951-52), Marvin served as a 1st Lt. in the 24th division US Army (in Korea and Japan). He served in National Guard and received an honorable discharge at the rank of Captain on December 9, 1963. He was honored to attend the Ozarks Honor Flight in 2010 and was Branson Banks Veteran of the quarter Sept. 2012. He served as Grand Marshall of the Branson Veterans Day parade in 2012. He was also a member of the VFW, American Legion, and the Masonic Lodge in Rockford, Ill.
    He was an engineer at McNally Pittsburg and later moved to Buffalo, NY with National Gypsum Co. Then on to Rockford Il. Where he was plant manager at Roper Whitney. Marvin retired to Branson, MO in 1978 but another career called and he went to work for Nameplates, Inc. (Tulsa, OK) until he was 85 years old.
    He and Louise have two daughters, Bobby Sue and Jane Ann, now both living in Branson. Bobby Sue is married to the Rev. James McTaggart, and Jane Ann is married to Chad Dooley. He was blessed with 4 grand children, Jessica, Joshua (Rebecca), Sara, Samantha (Justin), three great grand children (Jordan, Elijah, Gabriel) and nieces and nephews.
    Marvin, a faithful member of St. Joseph Anglican Church (the Old Stone Church on the corner of 4th and Pacific St.) Branson, will be remembered at Mass on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Mass officiated by the Rt. Rev Glen Hartley and Fr. James D. McTaggart. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Building Fund, 511 Eagle Rock Rd. Branson, MO. 65616.

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